Women@MIT Project Archivist
Women@MIT Project Archivist
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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
WOMEN@MIT PROJECT ARCHIVIST, MIT Libraries, to further the MIT Libraries’ archival initiative focused on documenting women at MIT in order to add to the existing record of MIT history. The project scope includes documenting the lives of women professors and researchers, the student experience of women, experiences of women of color, and MIT’s efforts to achieve gender equity. Will build on the groundwork of the initiative’s initial year by assuming responsibility for the acquisition, processing, description, curation, and management of Women@MIT archival collections. Will be part of the Institute Archives and Special Collections (IASC) collections team and work with colleagues to ensure coordination of collections work and access to materials and information. In addition to new collections and material, will also enhance description and access to collections already at IASC and liaise with subject specialists and collection strategists in this documentation initiative. A full description is available at ****Job Requirements
REQUIRED: a master’s degree in library, archival or information science or two years’ graduate-level archives coursework and/or work experience with the development, acquisition, management, and preservation of archival and/or special collections. Experience and familiarity with using an archival content management system and technologies applicable for the archival environment needed, as is experience working with archival content metadata standards and current practice in archival arrangement and acquisition. Should also be knowledgeable about the issues related to archival security, confidentiality, intellectual property, and access rights; and the history of science and technology or women and gender studies. Job #16390-OApplications must include cover letter and resume and be received by September 10, 2018, for priority consideration.This is a donor-funded, three-year term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.8/3/18
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.